Physicians for Ancestral Health...

is an international organization for medical doctors (MDs, DOs, and international equivalents), medical students and residents of all specialties.

Our Mission...

is to mutually support physicians who advocate a standard of care that combines conventional Western medical ideals with ancestral health principles, serving to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients.

Ancestral Health...

means using the best practices of previous generations within modern medicine to prevent and treat modern diseases with lifestyle changes. This includes the right balance of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, sunshine, social interactions, sense of greater purpose, etc.

Welcome to Physicians for Ancestral Health

Our Views

We seek solid scientific evidence for all healing practices, ancestral and modern, natural and pharmaceutical. All sources of evidence, from case studies to epidemiology to randomized clinical trials, should contribute to our judgment as physicians about the interventions that will most benefit our patients.

Professional Integrity

We respect our professional limits. We are physicians, not alternative medicine providers. We are not seeking to replace proven treatments, but to identify natural dietary, nutritional, and environmental interventions that can complement and improve standard medical therapies.

Our Principles

Model good health for our patients. Encourage physicians to incorporate ancestral health principles for both prevention and treatment of illness. Engage and support research activities to evaluate ancestral health assertions. Advocate for public policy change in support of ancestral health principles.

Meet Our Leadership:

Polina Sayess, MD
Board Member – President

Josh Turknet, MD
Committee Member

C. Rick Henriksen, MD, MPP
Board Member – Past President

Robert Hansen, MD
Committee Member

Jeffry Gerber, MD, FAAFP
Board Member At Large

Tommy Wood, MD
Committee Member

Jasmine Moghissi, MD
Board Member – Treasurer

Deborah Gordon, MD
Committee Member

In the News:

Winter Retreat 2018

Please join us for our 6th Annual PAH retreat and symposium at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach in Carlsbad, California (near San Diego, California) on January 18-20th, 2018! The registration fee includes CME and 6 meals (Paleo compliant, catered...

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